Thales has won a contract to supply two Wide
Area Multilateration (WAM) systems for the Terminal Maneuvering
Area of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh airports.
The systems will be operated by Cambodia
Air Traffic Services (CATS), a subsidiary of SAMART Corporation, a
Thai ICT Group company.
The WAM systems have been designed to maximize
usage of the existing ATM infrastructure for CATS. Through this
contract, the existing Thales ADS-B (Automatic Dependent
Surveillance Ė Broadcast) Ground Stations will become an integral
part of the WAM systems.
Surveillance data from all sensors will
be processed and displayed at the Thales TopSky-ATC system in
Phnom Penh, fostering the highest level of air traffic safety. In
addition, Thales WAM systemsí precision will help optimize air
traffic across Cambodian airspace, hence reducing aviation related
CATS provides air traffic control services, both
civil and military airspace, throughout Cambodia.
Tourism, a key pillar of the Cambodian economy,
accounting for over 16% of GDP, has contributed to the rise in
passenger traffic at both airports.
Year-on-year activity for
these hubs has exceeded expectations in both passenger numbers and
airplane movements. For the January/June 2015 period alone, Phnom
Penh and Siem Reap respectively saw a 16% and 11% increase in
passengers in comparison with the same period in 2014.
movements recorded for the same period were 15,000 at Phnom Penh
and over 18,800 at Siem Reap, testament to the strong growth
potential in the country.
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